If you are one of the many people who are excited and already in hype for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 which will happen less than a year to go hosted by Russia, you can say that this is now the right time for us to talk about the possible challenges or the obstacles being faced by the said event. If you are wondering why we are saying this to you, well, that is due to the fact that Russia is known for being a country that is not far away from all sorts of big news and stories. In this article, what we will be doing is that we will list down some of the greatest challenges that the country may face which people are so concerned about even prior the first kick-off
If you are always updated with the latest happenings in the world of football, then for sure, you know that the previous two World Cups which was held at South Africa and Brazil were hindered in controversy, most especially when it comes to the conditions involved in the building of the stadiums and how these stadiums are continued to be used even after the event. When it comes to Russia, the host for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, they are trying to learn a thing or two from the past mistakes done by Brazil and South Africa when they hosted the said sporting event and it seems that the twelve stadiums prepared for the said event are either done or almost completed. However, questions have been raised with regards to the conditions faced by the workers who are hired to make the necessary preparations.
Russia is just one of the countries across the globe that has so many negative publicity in the western media outlet and this kind of thing may trigger the government to make a move to make sure that the fans will have the best possible experience they can have. One of the move taken by Russia is to ensure the fans good experience is to have all the people involved in the preparation for the event be able to speak in English hence, they have the front-line volunteers, the police and even the paramedics take English lessons, not to mention they also offer free travel for those ticket holders in between stadiums. But then again, we all know that Russia is one of the countries across the globe that is not used to having a huge volume of foreign visitors to visit their country all at once. And also, there goes the fact that Russian football has frequently been tainted with controversy regarding racism, something that even Dr Moshe Kantor, a prominent anti-racism campaigner has raised out, and truly, this is quite troubling for fans.